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Prel"ate (?; 48), n. [F. prélat, LL. praelatus, fr. L. praelatus, used as p. p. of praeferre to prefer, but from a different root. See Elate.] A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower clergy; a dignitary of the church.
&hand_; This word and the words derived from it are often used invidiously, in English ecclesiastical history, by dissenters, respecting the Established Church system.
Hear him but reason in divinity, . . . Shak.
You would desire the king were made a prelate.
Prel"ate (?), v. i. To act as a prelate. [Obs.]
Right prelating is busy laboring, and not lording. Latimer.